Navigation and Sub-Navigation Menus

Overview

The Navigation and Sub-Navigation Menus are links to internal pages of your website. We build these menus automatically based on the pages you have created, and the menu layout may vary a bit from template to template. A well-structured Navigation Menu helps your site visitors find the information they are looking for.

Guide

Edit your navigation's design by right-clicking on the navigation and selecting Edit Design.navigation1_en-US.png

Layout

The Layout section lets you easily switch between one of the several designs for the navigation bar. Keep in mind you can modify the design of any of these layouts, so just pick one which looks similar to the design you want, and then see the later sections of this article for customizing the look even further.

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To use the navigation capabilities (either published or unpublished), users will need to actively change a layout. The new navigation uses different CSS selectors so switching the layout will reset the navigation customization and allow the user to customize it again. Clicking undo will bring back the old navigation.

Sub Navigation Layout

If your site contains subpages, then you will also have access to a Sub Navigation Layout section. From here you can select a layout for how the subpages on your site will appear. Just like the main navigation layout, you can also modify the sub navigation layout in later sections.

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Pages

From the Pages tab, you can customize:

  • The style of individual navigation bars (background color, hover color, and spacing, as well as text style)
  • The direction of the navigation (Left-To-Right or Right-To-Left)
  • The number of visible navigation items
  • The type of divider you want between your navigation pages if you want a divider.
  • Whether quick navigation is enabled (Read more about this in Considerations) 

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If you click on "Link Text" then you can adjust options for

  • Font Type
  • Font Size
  • Text Color
  • Option for underline, bold and italic

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Selected Page & Hover

At the bottom of the pages section, you can customize the style of the selected navigation and the hover effects for the navigation. Select from the many "hover" effects to add additional uniqueness to your site.

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You can also modify the color of the navigation item when you hover over it, as well as the bold, underline and italics from the "link text" options.

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Subpages

From the Subpages tab, you can customize the sub navigation style

  • Background color
  • Shadow
  • The spacing between sub navigation
  • Divider style
  • Selected page background color

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If you go into the "link text" options for subpages you can also specify many options for how the sub pages appear. Specifically:

  • Font Style
  • Font Size
  • Text color
  • Bold, Underline and Italics
  • Text Direction for right to left or left to right
  • Selected page text color
  • Selected page Bold, Underline and Italics

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Spacing

From the Spacing tab, you can customize the spacing of the navigation bar.navigation10_en-US.png

Considerations

What happens when I switch to a new navigation layout?

The new navigation uses different CSS selectors so switching the layout will reset the navigation customization and allow the user to customize it again. Clicking undo will bring back the old navigation.

What is quick navigation?

Quick navigation allows you to navigate through pages without refreshing the entire page.

Will the navigation preview in the Design Editor display in localized languages?

Yes. The navigation layouts support all localized languages in the editor and will display in the previews. 

Resources

  • To learn how to add this widget to your page, check out our guide on Adding Widgets.
  • To learn more about editing widgets, check out our guide on Editing Widgets.
  • To lean more about editing widget design and style, check out our guide on Widget Design.
  • To learn more about editing spacing, check out our guide on Spacing.